Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Community Transits SWIFT debuts this Sunday, 11/29

Washington States first BRT line starts up service this Sunday. Service will be free from 4pm to Midnight on Sunday only. After that, it is $1.50 each way, unless you use your ORCA card in which you have a 2 hour transfer. Buses will run every 10-20 min depending on the time of day. Travel time from Aurora Village to Everett is 36-50 min, depending on the time of day. BRT provides a low cost alternative and more flexibility than Light Rail. This BRT line is serving Community Transits busiest corridor, it will provide connections To King County Metro to the south, Community Transit routes along the way, Everett Transit & Sounder Trains to the North. BRT operates similar to light rail in that the fares are on an honor based collection system, random checks are performed and you must purchase a ticket or tap your ORCA card before you get on. You then my board and exit through any door. Lane Transit District in Eugene already uses BRT and has aggressive expansion plans, King County Metros BRT is opening soon and will serve Pacific Hwy from Tukwilas' LINK Station to Federal Way Transit Center. Its a trend that building and expanding, should be exciting.

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